Managing multiple providers of IT services has always been a challenge. Strangely, cloud makes it both harder and easier at the same time!
The traditional models for service integration don’t quite fit, but you shouldn’t throw them away either.
Attend this session to find out about the new challenges and opportunities that cloud brings to managing multiple providers, and potential ways to approach them.
RecordedOct 17 201245 mins
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Daniel Breston, Business Technology Transitionologist, Ranger4
Continuous is a big word and often used. Continuous Service Improvement, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery or Deployment and I am sure you know of several more.
Continuous is also a scary word as it implies that you are always doing something. Always.
But Continuous can be a friend and if used as such, Continuous can help make you better than Good. Continuous can help make you great.
Learn more about the word Continuous and why by basing it on the blended methodologies of Agile, Lean and ITSM (now known as DevOps) you, your team and your business can be great for your employees and customers.
The words “Customer Support” and “Customer Service” accurately describe the role of Service Desk and Desktop Support Professionals. Unfortunately, these words sometimes carry negative connotations, and do not accurately convey the strategic potential of user support. The fact is very few support organizations operate in a Strategic Paradigm. The result is that most do not fully exploit the inherent leverage of user support to achieve a competitive advantage for IT.
In this session Jeff Rumburg, Managing Partner at MetricNet, will discuss what it means to be a Strategic Support organization, and provide case study examples of support organizations that operate in a Strategic Support Paradigm.
Attendees of this webcast will learn:
•Three Sources of Leverage in a Strategic Support Organization
•Two Metrics to Measure Your Progress Towards Strategic Significance
•Key Success Factors for Achieving Strategic Enlightenment
•Benchmarking Results from Strategic Support Organizations
Paul Vos, Sr. SM & Organizational Change Management Consultant
We look to ITIL processes like Change, Release and Configuration Management to give us more control, insight and improved performance just find massive resistance to change.
Time and again our IT improvementS eludes us because of ‘Resistance to change’.
However ‘Resistance to change’ puts the blame on the ‘Resistor’ and absolves our own ineffective and outdated way we implement change
To gain the benefits of next generation Service Management, we need next generation Organizational Change practices to get us there
Join Paul Vos as he challenges your thinking by presenting proven Organizational Change (OCM) best practices and learn how to prevent false starts and change fatigue.
Change does not have to be a frustrating tug of war, learn how to get change right in one go!
Richard Josey, Solution Architect, Edge Service Management by Unisys
In this session Richard Josey will explore the key considerations when implementing or adapting a Change Management process. The following key questions will be addressed:
How do we make sure our change management process is appropriate?
How do we get the intended benefits from our Change Management Process?
How do we embed Change Management in our organization?
What else do we need to consider? How does Change relate to other processes, such as Configuration Management.
In this fast moving and interactive session - featured at the ITSMF UK 2015 and ICS/ITSMF Ireland 2016 conferences - the itSMF UK Service Transition Specialist Interest Group take on the concept of applying “bi-modal IT” or “two speed ITIL”. Agile, DevOps, the culture of ‘doing more with less and quicker’ are all common examples of expectations on IT service providers in a world where the framework are geared more towards traditional approaches to service management.
By pitting traditional against ‘new thinking’ approaches across several Service Transition topics (Release Management, Service Catalogue and Early Life Support), the group share their experience on applying the different approaches.
You’ll get the chance to put your view across through a series of votes and open discussion slots throughout the session…time boxed of course!
Jon Morley – Service Transition Manager at University of Nottingham & Vice-Chair of itSMF UK Transition SIG
Vawns Murphy - Problem & Change Manager at Micro Focus
Matt Hoey - IS Change and Service Quality Manager at Grant Thornton UK LLP & Chair of itSMF UK Transition SIG
20-35% of all calls to the service-desk are related to password problems. Usually the main issue is considered to be the cost for the IT-department. Our statistics however indicate that the user value of self-service is most important!
To help the HPE and VIVIT community to get started with the self-service technology, we will introduce the FREE service from FastPass Cloud for VIVIT members from 2000-30,000 users in line with the offer together with HPE for Service Anywhere customers.
Join this webinar and learn how you can improve user productivity from the FREE FastPass Cloud service. You will also see how you can get high user acceptance with the extended FastPass.
For customers not prepared to go with Cloud FastPass, it is also available on-premise.
Michael Pott, Scott Knox, Greg W. Morrison, Sree Subramaniam, HPE
Join us in this webinar to discuss latest HPE Service Manager and ITSM Automation Suite innovations and learn about what is coming with the next releases. Topics we will look at include:
New service portal for HPE Service Manager based on HPE Propel technology for a superior user experience
End user chat using virtual agent and Big Data technologies for improved customer satisfaction
Native email integration leveraging Big Data analytics to decrease ticket handling times further
New innovations to leverage Chat for IT Operations Management use cases such as the major incident process
David Smith President Micromation Inc. ITSM, ITIL, Lean, Kaizen, ISO, TCO, Author – Implementing Metrics
Since IT is primarily “Knowledge Work” it’s critical we understand our productivity vs. the value we create. Time is the key factor in calculating productivity. It is also important to know what value-added vs. non-value activities consume our time.
Leading organizations are tapping into a new Lean IT measurement model to better understand how to measure throughput, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of ITSM services.
There are three common measurement constraints:
1. What to measure for value creation, alignment and operational excellence.
2. Interpreting results. Many lack the skills and methods required to analyze metrics data to support corrective or preventative action.
3. Getting/trusting data. Underlying data collections systems are not designed to support analytical methods required for management decision making and/or are not trustworthy.
This session is about how savvy IT managers are implementing a new Lean IT monitoring and metrics and ITSM.
In 45 minutes we’ll cover:
What’s Lean all about
How Lean maximizes customer value by minimizing waste
Critical to quality measurement for ITSM
Value stream mapping technique
Lean ITSM value stream metrics
Interpreting result with examples of non-value activities (waste)
How to get trustworthy data
How to learn more
How to get started for no cost
Daniel Breston, Chief of DevOps Transformation, Ranger4
How do you know you are on course?
How do you know your Agile is making things faster?
How do you know your ITSM is making things safer?
How do you know your lean is making things better?
How do you judge whether you are improving or getting feedback at the right time and for the right purpose?
How do you know feedback is being used?
DevOps is there is help guide you on WHY you want to use metrics that are key and what these metrics will help you change. DevOps challenges you you to use them wisely though and this in itself is a cultural shift. Metrics drives collaboration and communication. Learn more via this session on how Key Indicators of Performance can help your idea to realisation (development of an idea until it goes operational) lifecycle.
Diego Berea - Director of Ozona Consulting, ISO 20000-2 co-editor, ISO 20000-9 project editor
Monitoring tools have always been there. Other sources also provide useful information to calculate availability and performance of IT Services.
However, not always that data contributes to provide real insight of the health of IT Services and their impact in business.
This session presents new trends in the monitoring, aggregation and automation of service availability, service capacity and service level monitoring, aligned with ISO 20000 requirements and ITIL best practices.
In 45 minutes we’ll cover:
- Service monitoring needs according to ITIL and ISO 20000
- ITSM vs BSM, aligning IT with the business
- Real-time, historical and predictive monitoring
- Different approaches to service monitoring
- New trends in service monitoring, dashboards and reports
- How to learn more
- Tips on how to get started
IT departments are constantly searching for new ways to optimize the speed, quality, and cost of their IT Service Management (ITSM) activities. Surprisingly, one solution that is often overlooked in the optimization process is the increased usage of a discovery tool within a configuration management system (CMS) to be the powerhouse for all ITSM, ITAM, operations analytics, and even network management processes.
This webinar will take a deep dive into the uses of discovery tools and how they can be greater leveraged into all facets of ITSM, ITAM, operations analytics, and network management processes for increased value creation.
Discovery Tools: Why they’re more relevant than ever
ITSM, ITAM, operations analytics, and network management use cases and functions enabled by an integrated Discovery Tool
Examples of successful integrated Discovery Tool usage across all IT processes
HPE Universal Discovery Tool and Applications
Cost vs. quality: It’s a perennial issue in technical service and support. Drive your costs too low, and you risk sacrificing the quality of service. Conversely, if you push quality too high (yes, that’s possible!), then you drive your costs through the roof. Understanding the cost/quality tradeoff is the most critical step toward optimizing your support model.
Using data from more than 300 benchmarks worldwide, Jeff Rumburg will illustrate how top-performing service and support organizations strike an appropriate balance between the cost of service delivery and the quality of support provided. He’ll share simple yet powerful techniques that will enable organizations to pinpoint their position on the cost vs. quality curve, determine if higher (or lower) quality is justified, reduce costs without sacrificing quality, and improve quality without increasing costs.
Finally, he’ll share an interactive scorecard that organizations can use to determine whether service and support has been optimized, and, if it hasn’t, to identify the tangible steps needed to achieve an optimized support model.
Bill Briggs, CTO, Deloitte Consulting LLP Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy, MuleSoft
Almost everyone is undergoing digital transformation, but not everyone knows the right way to do it. In a recent MuleSoft survey, 96 percent of respondents are executing on digital transformation initiatives or planning to do so in the near future. However, the results also showed that just 18 percent of IT decision makers are confident that they will succeed in meeting this year’s digital transformation goals. To do this effectively, IT teams need different skill sets, tools, and more importantly, different mindsets. Join Bill Briggs, CTO at Deloitte, and Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy at MuleSoft, to learn how IT can grow beyond “business as usual".
Rick Leopoldi, Managing Business Consultant, RL Indformation Consulting LLC Abstract
This presentation examines the role of IT Governance in Service Management. In particular it focuses on leveraging IT Governance around ITSM and ITIL including its importance, definitions, model, implementing highlights and critical success factors.
David Smith, President Micromation Inc., ITSM, ITIL, Lean, TCO, ISO, Author – Implementing Metrics
What’s the new digital business model used by leading organizations?
Leading organizations are tapping into a new IT model for extremely fast concept-to-cash or low time-to-market, andmuch lower operating and capital expenditures vs. being replaced by a startup or an App.
Imagine up to 200 times faster software deployment, 30 times increased deployment frequency, and 60 times higher change success rates. The data doesn’t lie.
Organizations such as Netflix, Spotify and Facebook are transforming IT by successfully implementing DevOps principles.
You don't have to be a hot internet company or a gigantic enterprise to be a DevOps leader.
Companies large and small, young and old, have magnificently made the transition and have the proof of success in their pockets.
This session is about how savvy IT managers are implementing a new digital business model to run IT like a business.
Charles Betz, IT Strategist, Architect and Advisor
What is DevOps? Where did it come from? What do it and the broader Agile movement mean for the enterprise, and for IT service management? The good news is that from a customer perspective, DevOps is one of the best things to happen in years. The challenge is that DevOps has a radically different approach to process, risk management, and IT operating models. It is transforming our basic understanding of how IT work gets done, and even how it is defined.
Come and hear an experienced enterprise architect and ITSM professional talk about a variety of cases and examples illustrating just how fundamental the DevOps challenge is for ITSM. Key points:
-DevOps culture, practices, and automation
-The trend from “project” to “product” management and what this means
-The Kanban emphasis on limiting work in process and understanding IT demand in a unified way
As a bonus, attendees will receive a brief introduction to the free, open source project Calavera, a functioning DevOps toolchain in miniature using Vagrant, Chef, Jenkins, and other modern tools. Calavera can be easily installed as a virtual environment on a modern workstation or laptop for training and educational purposes.
IT service management forms the backbone of any forward looking IT infrastructure. Whether it’s the latest trends, techniques or strategies, the content in this channel will help you optimize your organization's IT operations.
An IT support professional’s perspective on change.
Ever wonder why change is so hard. Join us as Mary Therese Durr, Director of Computing Support and Service Management at Boston College shares her experience with change and the dragon that impedes acceptance.
Mary Therese Durr is the Director of Computing Support and Information Technology Service Management at Boston College. Mary entered the technology field over twenty-five years ago as a computer programmer. She has moved from software development to computer lab management to networking to systems management and lastly to directing those who do all the real work. Her specialty is discovering people’s strengths. Mary has her Master's in Education, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from the Boston College Lynch School of Education.
The best way to engage all employees is through their managers. Therefore Mary includes in her responsibilities partnering with Information Technology Services (ITS)-Human Resources to build and support a management training program for ITS as well as consulting with management as needed.
Every company today is a technology company. This trend has opened up new possibilities for every organization in any industry. Imagine if media companies let consumers experience scenes from their favorite TV show with augmented reality. Imagine if IT played an active role in retooling high-cost training and simulation environments with virtual reality.
Join Bill Briggs, CTO at Deloitte, and Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy at MuleSoft, to learn what organizations and your business can look like in the future and how you can start today to make the imaginative possibilities into a reality.
Attendees will learn:
– How virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, microservices, and the Internet of Things will disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months
– How the digital future of businesses will impact the way IT plays a role within enterprises
– How companies can leverage API-led connectivity to build application networks that set the foundation for making the future into a reality sooner
GPU technology improves Citrix virtual desktops and applications, but to truly deliver an immersive user experience that scales, organizations need to manage the complete GPU deployment lifecycle – from designing the infrastructure, to managing and optimizing a production environment, to responding to user issues dynamically, in real-time.
eG Innovations in partnership with NVIDIA is delivering comprehensive monitoring capabilities that enable IT to better manage all aspects of the user experience, tapping into new GPU-sourced insights that aid in design right-sizing, proactive infrastructure optimization and help desk issue remediation. This new joint solution integrates eG Enterprise with NVIDIA GRID software to provide actionable insights through host-level, guest-level, and application-level analytics.
Attend this webinar to learn how to deliver complete lifecycle management of the end user experience for GPU-powered applications and desktops.
Every one of our PPM customers is pursuing the same end goal – how to deliver the highest value to the organization. Working with hundreds of customers, we have learned that the answer requires a comprehensive approach across multiple disciplines. To drive bigger results and achieve greater PPM maturity, organizations need to improve PPM leadership, governance, change management, product management, development, support and other disciplines.
Please join us for this presentation that discusses how to achieve PPM excellence by building competencies across disciplines in-house with the option of augmenting that approach with Application Managed Services for CA PPM.
Every organization’s Agile transformation is different, however there are key landmines that can cause an organization’s Agile transformation to struggle. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses how you can avoid seven common Agile transformation mistakes and put your organization on the right path with Agile.
This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP PDU Credit.
When applications and desktops are delivered over Citrix, the Citrix administration team becomes the front-line for responding to complaints about slow performance. But more than 60 percent of the time, the root cause of the problem lies outside of the Citrix environment.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how wire data analytics can enable Citrix administrators to not only see end-user experience for ICA sessions, but also dig into application and infrastructure performance to uncover the real reason for slowdowns.
Packet flow switching for today’s enterprise networks
Presenter: David VanValkenburg, Product Expert Infrastructure Management Devices
To take advantage of Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives, enterprises must collect, organize, and optimize the packets traversing their networks. But how do you handle such a monumental task, given the prevailing 10G+ speeds in your datacenters? Join our webinar to learn more about packet flow switching and its role in the “collect” step of DX. We will cover:
Options available to you when it comes to network visibility
Packet conditioning and its critical role in reducing the burden on your monitoring infrastructure
Lessons learned in deploying visibility infrastructures for service assurance and cybersecurity
CMDB Implementation is one of the most complicated of any ITSM programmes an organisation can undertake. The difficulties in creating a toolset, capable of linking hundreds of thousands of interconnected bits of data together in a meaningful manner while also supporting a highly fluid environment with dozens of changes each week, are formidable indeed.
Join Peter Hubbard, Principal ITSM Consultant at Pink Elephant EMEA, as he discusses the Pink Elephant approach to create a CMDB in the real world. He will demonstrate the critical importance of the scoping session and understanding the organisations requirements to ensure the CMDB supports the business. Peter will then show you how to turn those requirements into concrete actions to map and create your CMDB.
Faisal Usmani, Business Development and Strategy Lead for Comms at Cyient EMEA, will build on Peter’s theme; detailing how an effective CMDB implementation forms the basis for ITSM solutions. He will cite a case study that shows how this translates into a real world operational scenario that utilises actionable dashboards and provide valuable insights into your service performance at different levels within your organisation.
At the end of the session you should know the importance of being able to ask your ITSM organisation ‘For our CMDB, do we need a battle tank or body armour?’’